Groundhog Weather School

By: Joan Holub

Illustrator: Kristin Sorra

Congratulations! You've been accepted to Groundhog Weather School. Here, you'll learn about the seasons, hibernation, and what it means if you see your shadow on February 2. After graduation, you might even join the ranks of such famous "hognosticators" as General Beauregard Lee and Punxsutawney Phil! Notes about Groundhog Day and predicting the weather. Full-color illustrations created with hand-painted textures of oil on paper, found objects, and papers; combined and rendered in Photoshop.

ISBN: 9780399246593

JLG Release: Feb 2010


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Topics: Woodchucks , Groundhog Day , Spring , Schools

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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Horn Book

From the humorous premise that a groundhog TV anchor needs support from field reporters to predict weather accurately, this combination of groundhog and weather lore emerges. The lighthearted approach features cartoon animals, documents from Groundhog Weather School, puns ("geHOGraphy"), a rogue skunk, speech balloons, a cutaway of a groundhog burr From the humorous premise that a groundhog TV anchor needs support from field reporters to predict weather accurately, this combination of groundhog and weather lore emerges. The lighthearted approach features cartoon animals, documents from Groundhog Weather School, puns ("geHOGraphy"), a rogue skunk, speech balloons, a cutaway of a groundhog burrow--and even some bona fide history and meteorology.

Junior Library Guild


• Combines elements of a scrapbook and comic book to great effect. The quizzes, calendars, letters, and maps are engaging and fun.
• Readers will enjoy following the different animal characters, including a rabbit who is frustrated by unreliable weather forecasts, a groundhog who is afraid of shadows, and a skunk from California who c

• Combines elements of a scrapbook and comic book to great effect. The quizzes, calendars, letters, and maps are engaging and fun.
• Readers will enjoy following the different animal characters, including a rabbit who is frustrated by unreliable weather forecasts, a groundhog who is afraid of shadows, and a skunk from California who claims to be an “exchange student.”
• Weather and groundhog-related tidbits of information are integrated throughout the book, including details about “famous furry hognosticators,” how plants and animals indicate weather conditions, and how to build a burrow.
• Kids will want to reread the book to catch every funny aside and clever detail.

Book Details

ISBN

9780399246593

First Release

February 2010

Genre

Fiction.

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

9 1/2" x 11"

Page Count

32

Accelerated Reader

Level 3.7; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 2.5; Points: 2;

Lexile

Level AD630L

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Putnam’s

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None,

Topics

Woodchucks, Groundhog Day, Spring, Schools,

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